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''The Lone Ranger'' - The Legion of Old Timers
An episode of "The Lone Ranger" from 1949. Not the first, but one of the earliest US network shows produced on film. Originally aired 6 October 1949 (note: this is a syndication print).

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Classic television programming uploaded by user with username "The_Emperor_Of_Television", with emphasis on 1950s programming, but also a small amount of late-1940s and early-1960s programming.
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New PostClassic TV

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Isn't it nice to have one's existence recorded for posterity? The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
Is FTP uploading still available? Moongleam 0
RIP James Garner Quigs 0
Please move these Moongleam 1
   Re: Please move these Jeff Kaplan 0
John Q? Quigs 1
   Re: John Q? Moongleam 2
     Re: John Q? Quigs 0
     Re: John Q? Meatpies 1
       Re: John Q? The_Emperor_Of_Television 2
         Re: John Q? R Pal 1
           Re: John Q? The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
             Ed Wynn Show R Pal 1
               Re: Ed Wynn Show The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
         Re: John Q? Meatpies 1
           Downloading from YouTube The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
Looking for British and/or Australian commercials of the 1950s/early 1960s The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
   Re: Looking for British and/or Australian commercials of the 1950s/early 1960s Meatpies 1
     Cool The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
BBC TV version of 1984 wingsprint 1
   Re: BBC TV version of 1984 Meatpies 0
To Quigs, regarding "TV Reader's Digest" The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
Cavalcade of Stars with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and wretched picture quality The_Emperor_Of_Television 3
   Re: Cavalcade of Stars with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and wretched picture quality Moongleam 1
     Re: Cavalcade of Stars with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and wretched picture quality The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
       Re: Cavalcade of Stars with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and wretched picture quality Moongleam 1
         Re: Cavalcade of Stars with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and wretched picture quality The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
   Re: Cavalcade of Stars with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and wretched picture quality Meatpies 0
   Re: Cavalcade of Stars with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and wretched picture quality Meatpies 0
MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain guidoka95 1
   Those shows are not public domain The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
     Re: Those shows are not public domain Quigs 1
       Re: Those shows are not public domain The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
         Re: Those shows are not public domain Quigs 1
           Re: Those shows are not public domain The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain guidoka95 0
MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain guidoka95 0
MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain guidoka95 3
   Re: MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain Vance Capley 0
   Re: MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain jude_oats 1
     Re: MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain Vance Capley 1
       Re: MASH, Dukes of Hazzard and I Love Lucy...public domain Vance Capley 0
   No The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
A pleasant recording from 1922 The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
Please Move to Classic TV John Quigley 1
   Re: Please Move to Classic TV Quigs 2
     Re: Please Move to Classic TV MichelleK 0
     Re: Please Move to Classic TV John Quigley 1
       Re: Please Move to Classic TV Quigs 1
         Re: Please Move to Classic TV John Quigley 0
John Q? Quigs 1
   Re: John Q? John Quigley 1
     Re: John Q? Quigs 0
Oldest surviving radio playlist? The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
   The mentioned-above 1922 radio broadcast was well-receieved (sorry for talking to myself) The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
     Re: The mentioned-above 1922 radio broadcast was well-receieved (sorry for talking to myself) Quigs 0
Info on "Stage 7" episode ''Billy and the Bride" The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
   Re: Info on 'Stage 7' episode ''Billy and the Bride' beep* 1
     Re: Info on 'Stage 7' episode ''Billy and the Bride' The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
First Episode of Coronation Street Uploaded! John Quigley 0
Please Move to Classic TV John Quigley 1
   Re: Please Move to Classic TV Jeff Kaplan 0
Two interesting 1920s recordings of "Three O'clock in the Morning" The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
   Re: Two interesting 1920s recordings of 'Three O'clock in the Morning' cosmico 1
     Re: Two interesting 1920s recordings of 'Three O'clock in the Morning' The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
       Re: Two interesting 1920s recordings of 'Three O'clock in the Morning' beep* 1
         Re: Two interesting 1920s recordings of 'Three O'clock in the Morning' The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
The Saint? Quigs 1
   Re: The Saint? John Quigley 1
     Re: The Saint? Quigs 0
New TV Commercials Vinnie Rattolle 1
   Re: New TV Commercials Jeff Kaplan 0
"Four Star Playhouse" and "Stage 7" The_Emperor_Of_Television 2
   Re: 'Four Star Playhouse' and 'Stage 7' Quigs 0
   Re: 'Four Star Playhouse' and 'Stage 7' Moongleam 0
Public Domain Horror/Sc-Fi TV Shows billymays55 1
   Re: Public Domain Horror/Sc-Fi TV Shows John Quigley 1
     Re: Public Domain Horror/Sc-Fi TV Shows cosmico 0

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